If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Empire Interactive And The Bitmap Brothers Announce Extra Content For Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe

LONDON, ENGLAND, 8th November, 2007 - Empire Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings (NASDAQ: SSTR) and veteran British developer The Bitmap Brothers, today announced they will be releasing a range extra content for their Xbox LIVE® Arcade title Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe.

Over the coming weeks a steady stream of content will be made available for download. Last week's Theme Pack, containing four exclusive backdrops and a tiled Xbox blade, is followed up by this week's addition of 4 new downloadable 3D Arenas, each with 3 variants, giving players even more customisable options.

Ian Higgins, CEO Empire Interactive said, "Offering extra content enables users to tailor the unique Speedball experience to their own individual taste and offers additional promotional opportunities to increase awareness and downloads."

Since its release on 17th October, Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe has generated tremendous downloads on Xbox LIVE® Arcade and received extensive coverage and rave reviews in the gaming press.

"one of the all-time classic retro games." Official Xbox 360 Magazine; Review Score 8/10

"the sort of game that makes Xbox Live Arcade one of the most exciting gaming platforms around." Euro Gamer; Review Score 8/10

Mike Montgomery, of developers Bitmap Brothers commented, "The extra content, and in particular the arenas, players and strips, dramatically enhance game play and make a real contribution to making Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe the definitive package."

Regarded as a break-though title that took the sports genre to a new level, the Bitmap Brothers classic, Speedball, was first released for the Amiga in 1990 and quickly became a huge success. However it wasn't until the release of its sequel, Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe that the title reached new gaming heights and sold over 2 million units. It is still considered by many to be one of the best games of all time. The Xbox LIVE Arcade version is a perfect conversion of Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe but with the addition of an all-new High Definition version, more teams and downloadable content, whilst still retaining all the classic elements that have made it a firm favorite amongst gamers.

At a cost ranging from 100MP to 150MP the extra content releases will please both hard-core fans and new generations of Speedball gamers.

Content: - Release Date:

Theme Pack - 31/10

Arena Pack - 07/11

Gamer Pics 1 - 14/11

Super Star Players - 28/11

Team Strips Pack - 12/12

Gamer Pics 2 - 09/01

For further information contact:

Doug Johns, 1-UP Media

Tel: +44 1243 784456;

Mob: +44 7711 086573;

Email: doug@1-upmedia.com

Xbox LIVE Arcade is the central destination for Xbox 360 gamers to find, download, try, and buy smaller games on the Xbox 360 console. Xbox LIVE Arcade offers a large catalogue of fun, broad-appeal games that can be downloaded via Xbox LIVE.

About Empire Interactive:

Empire Interactive is a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software that has been established for 18 years. Headquartered in the UK, Empire Interactive also has offices in the US, Germany, Italy, France and Spain. The company develops and publishes a varied range of titles for all current platforms in the US, Europe and Asia. Games such as Starsky & Hutch, Big Mutha Truckers, Ford Racing and FlatOut have all enjoyed success across the world. Its budget label, Xplosiv, is one of the fastest growing in Europe. Further information about Empire Interactive and its products can be found at www.empireinteractive.com

About Silverstar Holdings:

Silverstar Holdings Ltd. is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: SSTR), focusing on acquiring controlling positions in high-growth retail-driven and fee-based electronic game businesses that stand to benefit from the economies of scale generated by the Internet and other technology-related platforms. It currently owns Empire Interactive PLC and Strategy First Inc. as well as a stake in Magnolia Broadband.

Strategy First Inc. is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Magnolia Broadband is a fabless semiconductor company and innovator of radio frequency (RF) solutions for the cellular industry.

About The Bitmap Brothers:

Originally Founded in 1987, The Bitmap Brothers are considered by many to be the original 'rock stars' of computer game development: a small but highly successful development team with a history of creating unique, critically and commercially acclaimed IP across a number of popular platforms. www.bitmap-brothers.co.uk

® 1987-2007 The Bitmap Brothers All Rights Reserved

The Bitmap Brothers logo is a registered trademark of The Bitmap Brothers

Speedball is a registered trademark of The Bitmap Brothers

Speedball 2 is a registered trademark of The Bitmap Brothers

The statements which are not historical facts contained in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to risks associated with the uncertainty of future financial results, additional financing requirements, development of new products, regulatory approval processes, the impact of competitive products or pricing, technological changes, the effect of economic conditions and other uncertainties detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Alliance Advisors, LLC

Alan Sheinwald, President

(914) 669-0222 or asheinwald@allianceadvisors.net

Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox Live are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/ or other countries.


GamesIndustry International avatar

GamesIndustry International


GamesIndustry International is the world's leading games industry website, incorporating GamesIndustry.biz and IndustryGamers.com.

More News

Latest Articles